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Stroke Treatment with Stroke Therapy Exercises

Using Theracycle for Stroke Therapy Exercises

For most stroke survivors, rehabilitation starts at a hospital or rehab facility and includes a variety of sessions and exercises dedicated to regaining independence and movement. Studies have shown that regular stroke exercise not only improves mobility and overall well-being, but its impact on lifestyle can also reduce the risk of a future stroke. Physical therapists recommend the motorized Theracycle stroke exercise equipment because it allows safe and effective stroke treatment to continue at home.

Here’s How:

Challenge: Loss of Motor Control

Theracycle Solution: Compared to standard home exercise equipment, our motorized Theracycle stroke therapy bikes are a superior choice for stroke treatment and rehabilitation. The unique motorized technology assists in achieving an exercise regimen even if you have lost motor control in one or both sides of your body or just simply haven’t regained leg strength.

Challenge: Mobility Issues

Theracycle Solution: Theracycle’s step through area is ergonomically-designed making it easy for stroke patients to mount and dismount from a wheelchair or walker. With additional support handles, custom foot pedals and incredibly stable frame providing the support you need, the Theracycle provides the best stroke exercise equipment available.

How Much You Should Exercise After a Stroke

The American Heart Association recommends for overall cardiovascular health that people get at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity five days per week or 25 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity three days per week. Depending on your abilities, reaching this level may not be possible. Any amount of exercise is better than nothing though, so work with your doctor to set a realistic goal and routine for yourself.

As with any new exercise routine, it is important talk to your doctor or another qualified healthcare professional before you begin. If you have any pain or discomfort, or a worsening of your symptoms, stop the exercises immediately and contact your healthcare provider.

Aerobic Exercise and Stroke

After a stroke, it is important to start making aerobic exercise part of your routine. Physical inactivity is a risk factor for stroke, so exercising can help prevent a recurrent stroke.

If your doctor has discussed the need for stroke recovery exercises to increase flexibility, energy, and leg strength, consider purchasing a Theracycle to receive similar benefits that other Theracycle users have experienced while exercising during their stroke recovery.

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